© AFP 2022 / ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKOBrittney Griner
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KHIMKI, July 27 – On August 2, the Khimki Court of the Moscow Region will continue the high-profile trial in the case of American basketball player Brittney Griner, who was found to have hash oil, – on that day they will be interrogated by a specialist who conducted the examination of the drug, a correspondent reports.
“To postpone the meeting until August 2, 10.00,” Judge Anna Sotnikova announced the decision.
The day before, the defense asked to interrogate the specialist who drew up the conclusion about the drug, but the judge said that the expert would be sent an official notice of the subpoena.
Today, the interrogation of the athlete herself took place. She assured that she did not want to import vape cartridges with hashish oil into Russia, as she knew that they were banned in the country and “did not understand how they ended up in her bag.”
The defendant said that she bought the cartridges in the United States on special paper from a doctor, to whom she complained about the side effects of traditional painkillers.
At the same time, to a direct question from the prosecutor whether she pleaded guilty to possession of drugs, the girl replied that she understood the accusation, but did not plan to store anything. In response to a similar question on smuggling, Griner said that she also did not intend to import anything prohibited, but does not relieve herself of responsibility.
Greiner, who faces up to ten years in prison in this case, is one of the most titled basketball players in the world. She was a two-time Olympian and two-time world champion with Team USA and the 2014 WNBA Champion with Phoenix. The center is included in the official list of the 25 best players in the women’s NBA. He has been playing for the Yekaterinburg UMMC since 2015.